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Premier League hits Blackpool with fine

Blackpool have been fined £25,000 for fielding a weakened side in their Premier League game against Aston Villa on November 10.

Having drawn 2-2 with Everton in their previous game, Blackpool manager Ian Holloway made ten changes to his side and saw his side lose 3-2 at Villa Park to a last-minute goal.

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no_more_heroes4170d ago (Edited 4170d ago )

At least they're consistently unreasonable. How can you be fined for squad rotation? I don't think neither Ian Holloway nor Mick McCarthy did anything wrong. If anything, maybe they made too many at one time, but I'd probably do the same thing if I saw the need. Hope they do the same if/when a big side like Arsenal, Man Utd, etc do the same.

karim4170d ago

So basically you have a 25 man squad,but you can't use it..

no_more_heroes4170d ago

Precisely. It's ridiculous. It might as well just be your starting 11 plus 3 subs: 1 defender, 1 midfielder and 1 striker, maybe an extra 'keeper.

crazyturkey4170d ago

That's just stupid. They can't tell a manager how to run his team, if anyone can, is the owners of the team.